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killed newtown, conn.. here is what we know at this hour. connecticut school. students massacred in their emotion. developing news at five. more than a dozens children shot and killed at an elementary in new town, connecticut. tonight many questions remain, but here is what wepam gives us the latest here is what we know about shooting in new town, connecticut at this hour. 27 the gunman. 20 of the victims are young children. police are questioning the brother of the shooter. and the gunmans mother has been found dead in his home. catherine heenan is standing >>catherine: newtown is 80 miles northeast of new york city. the scene of the shooting, is a relatively wealthy community founded 3=hundred years ago, just after nine this morning, it became the scene of one of the country's >> i just got a message saying there was an unconfirmed shooting >> we immediately jumped in the car and came down here >>catherine: parents arriving at the school found a nightmare scene. >> "i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard some kids were shot. a teacher mrs. hammons was shot." >>
four days since the school shooting in connecticut. the people of newtown are trying to return to some sense of routine.even as more children are buried. the children headed back to school tuesday were met by specially trained teachers. those staffers spent monday with experts - learning how to best handle the aftermath of the tragedy. the children >> one of the best things that we could do is have a sense of a return to normalcy. school as part of that. >>catherine: the children of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until after christmas. moving trucks continue to empty out their building.moving equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals continued. 6-year-old jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. many wonder if it will ever really be clear why 20-year- old adam lanza did this. the fbi is trying to rec
most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why this tragedy occurred. >> the gunman, 20 year old adam lanza, reportedly smashed his computer as he
maureen kelly about the massacre in newtown and the renewed push for stricter country. >> i was sitting in the office on california street and they said that there is somebody on a 34 with a gun and he is shooting. my secretary warned me. >>reporter: sheldon siegal worked at the law firm targeted by the gunman .and lost many friends and collegues that day. he says the massacre at sandy hook elementary brings up those painful memories from nearly 20 years ago. >> what is disappointing to me is we are 20 years removed and it is still happening. and it is happening more frequently now and it is seen to be accepting. as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure! >>reporter: after the incident at 101 california sheldon and other survivors formed the law center to prevent gun violence. tuesday they wrote this letter to the president obama urging stronger gun control lawsincluding the reinstatment of the federal ban on assault weapons. >> i have been in a building that was under attack if that ever happens again i hope that there is less of a chance for a person that might knock
ring, ring, ring) >> the national mourning the newtown elementary school tragedy -- with a moment of silence. it was one week ago today -- a gunman opened fire at a connecticut school. murdering 26 people -- including 20 children -- before taking his own life. much more on they day of mourning ahead tonight. but first. we turn to the renewed debate over gun conrtol in america. today for the first we are hearing from the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group -- the n-r-a. grant lodes is standing by with the story. the n-r-a >> this was big. they offered his condolences and waited a week to speak out. and today it doubled- down.undeterred by protestors or anything else. not giving an inch on gun control the n-r-a's solution - a new team that will work to put armed officers in every school in the country.because it says the next school killer is "waiting in the wings" >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate what ever is necessary to put a armed police officers in every single school in this nation to read the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a g
for families of the newtown shootings. how others are coming to their aid and how the victims are being honored. >> and the dangerous and deadly weather taking aim at the midwest ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> in newtown an all davey jill honoring those shoot at sandy hook elementary school. the candles were lit last night and volunteers are taking three hour shifts to make sure they stay burning. police officers are filling in for newtown police so they can have the holiday off. in the nation's capitol 20 child like angels adorn the altar inside the chapel and each one represents one of the children killed in newtown. they will be on display through january 6th. >> disturbing new details about the man that ambushed firefighters in western new york shooting four of them and killing two before taking his own life. grant is here with the latest. >> well, before setting fire to his neighborhood the shooter lef
in connecticut and new york.funerals or memorials for six more victims. people in newtown are mourning and hurting.but support from across the u-s is helping them get through it. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother. young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> it is really in a nice thing people come and and really need it is heartwarming. it >>reporter: the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> i think that for some it is too soon to forget the need to go to the process, the grieving. before there is even room for forgiveness. >>reporter: today, invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killing his mother in her sleep. nancy lanza was also laid to rest today in a h
, a good guy." >> reporter: as the last of the newtown massacre victims are laid to rest, the nra has taken the position that armed security officers in schools are a major part of its solution. >> "i have found the statements by the nra over the last couple of days to be disheartening because the statements seem to not reflect any understanding about the slaughter of children that happened in newtown, connecticut. here's what bothered me. the nra spokespeople have been willing to deal with every possible cause of gun violence except guns." >> catherine: that was barbara starr reporting. lawmakers from both parties agree that some kind of change is needed.but they don't agree on how to do it. democrats want to make it harder to get military- style weapons. republicans argue that such measures have been ineffective in the past. >> former president george h-w bush will probably spend christmas in a houston hospital. doctors had hoped to release him by now. but they want to make sure the 88- year-old builds up his energy. bush has been hospitalized for about a month after getting bronchitis. >
in 11th hour talks. we'll have reaction from our poltiical analyst michael yaki. >>> and the newtown school massacre. scientists are now testing the shooters d-n-a. what they're looking for - ahead. >> jacqueline: this live look at a stormtracker 4. return on the radar but the wind and the rain will be returning. we will time it out on futurecast, coming up. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> catherine: just 4 days to go. president obama stated the obvious earlier today. saying the hour for immediate action is here" to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no deal by midnight december 31st. there will be automatic tax increases and spending cuts. we'll have more from our political analyst in a minute - but first. kron 4's justine waldman is back with more on our developing story. >> reporter: after meeting with bi-partisan leaders friday, the president said no one will get 100-percent of what they want. he said if congress can't reach a deal. congress should allow a vote on a basic package that would preserve tax cuts for middle-class america
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